Doggies on fire

Doggies on fire

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Lawrence Hansen celebrates one of his three, as lead goal kicker for the match.

The Kelmscott Bulldog’s Colts team headed south again this weekend to play the Baldivis Brumbies.

The game began in tragic form with one of Kelmscott’s key players, Malakai Isaacs, dislocating his shoulder in the first five minutes of play.

Despite the injury, Kelmscott had a generous lead at half time with seven goals to just two for the Brumbies.

It all looked promisingly like a massive victory for the Bulldogs, but the Brumbies weren’t done.

Keeping Kelmscott away from the score line in the third quarter, the Brumbies managed to claw another two majors.

Just 20 points split the two at the start of the last, and the Brumbies had the momentum. With the match on the line, the young and talented Kelmscott side were lifted by their coaches Ryan Prosser and Kristian Egan.

The two teams went goal for goal as each exchanged four majors in the last, and Kelmscott retained a 21-point lead at the final siren.

Ben O’Shaughnessy and Israel Bucktin team up to take down a Brumby.

“We had a win after last week’s close-margin loss, and that is always good to do,” Coach Ryan Prosser said.

“Our backline was very good; undersized, but competed in the air. They bought the ball to ground, then ran it out and executed the kicks very well to our midfield who won their battle against Baldivis’s.”

Lawrence Hansen was the lead goal kicker with three goals, whilst Solomon Peach and Israel Bucktin kicked two.

There was a single each for Jeb Ronan, Ben O’Shaughnessy and Hayden Eades.

“Our forwards had plenty of opportunities again, and as soon as we start capitalising on them, the boys are going to kick a decent score.” coach Prosser said.

“We have kicked more points than goals in the first four games and I think the team will be doing goal kicking practice this week.”

“David Miller, Mitchell Higgins, Noah Brooks and Connor Armstrong stood tall down back. Hayden Eades, once again, got the job done, along with Lawrence Hansen who supplied our forward line. And Solomon Peach did his job up forward kicking a couple.”

It was as good job by the team against a bigger side, who worked hard and showed heart. Baldivis Colts 8.9 (57) beaten by Kelmscott Colts 11.12 (78).

Lucas Eades deflects an attempt at tackle.

Women’s

West Coast Eagles AFL and West Perth WAFL Player Imahra Cameron joined the Bulldog’s Women against Bayswater in the Perth Football League’s WC2 Competition.

Seventh-placed Bayswater faced the undefeated top-of-the-ladder Kelmscott side.

It took a quarter for Kelmscott to find its momentum, with only two goals to a scoreless Bayswater, but after the first break, that’s when the shots at goals fired in.

Imahra Cameron kicked an impressive five goals, backed with three by Anna-Shae Michael and Summer Yarran, who went out after half time with a head knock.

Two goals also went to Sienna Tingwell with one each to Louise Knitter, Akeira Collard and Michelle Watson.

Bayswater Women’s 3.1 (19) beaten by Kelmscott 16.13 (109).

Men’s

The boots were on again for Rodney Jetta, who kicked another impressive six goals in the League match against old Sunday League foes, Kenwick Royals.

Vice-captain Angus Yarran joined him in contributing to the score line with three majors, and one each went to Kristian Egan, Callum Collard, and Hayden Eades following his earlier Colts game. One goal also went to the lively midfielder Robert Miles.

Kenwick Royals 3.8 (26) beaten by Kelmscott 13.7 (85).

All Abilities

The Integrated Team took the opportunity to play on the Swans WAFL ground in a fantastic and closely matched game.

The Swans missed scoring opportunities in the first, giving Kelmscott an early lead, but made up for it during the next two quarters.

The pace of midfield best Vincent Fraser capped the game; By feeding his team in the last from the midfield, Kelmscott ran away in the last.

Three goals went to Joshua Thompson, and two each to Simon Stevens, Jennifer O’Rourke and Peter Christoff.

Swan Districts All Abilities 4.9 (33) defeated by Kelmscott 9.6 (60).

This Saturday there will be five home games at John Dunn Memorial Park, starting from 9:30am with Women V Coobinia.

The Colts will take on Winnacot at 11:15, at 1:10pm the Reserves will take the field, at 3:05 League will face down Lynwood with Lawrence Hansen Senior celebrating his 200th club game, and at 5pm the All Abilities will square up against Warnbro.

It will be the first time all five teams are at played at home, and have full access to the newly refurbished clubrooms.

The day will be celebrated with a live band playing from 7pm.

Photographs – Richard Polden